Tuesday, November 13, 2007

First step, Erap's Luxury Vehicles

Sandiganbayan Sheriff Ed Urieta said Tuesday that he will start the forfeiture of former president Joseph Estrada's properties by confiscating his luxury cars.

"We are being careful. Fox example real property, we do not [confiscate it immediately]. That is our last [option]," Urieta told ABS-CBN's morning show, "Umagang Kay Ganda."

Urieta said they will only move for the confiscation of Estrada's estates only if the value of the luxury cars will fall short of the required amount ordered for forfeiture by the Sandiganbayan justices.

He said that included in the assets being eyed by the Sandiganbayan is Estrada's resthouse in Tanay, Rizal, which served as the former president's jail while detained during the plunder trial.

The anti-graft court's sheriff said he had ordered his men to coordinate with the Land Transportation Office to verify Estrada's luxury vehicles.

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